“The book is vulnerable, to have all these stories about myself and these truths about myself out there. It’s not like the book is going to impress anyone—nobody’s going to say, ‘Wow, Nadia Bolz-Weber is a fucking spiritual giant.'”Read More
“That’s the good news of Christianity for me. It’s not that you can be happy and whole, but rather that life is crap and you don’t know the answers. It’s good news to be freed from the oppression that there’s something that’s going to make it all better.”Read More
What I started out writing, churlishly and petulantly, is that I could only surmise that the market for books like this consists mainly of somewhat innocent readers; of people who whose only previous conception of Christ’s atoning work is of the standard, unreconstructed, washed-in-the-blood variety. For them, discovering what Jones is writing about would come as manna in the wilderness, and in that regard Jones has performed a mitzvah by publishing this book.
After Mark Driscoll, founding pastor of evangelical Mars Hill megachurch, asked for stories of “effeminate anatomically male worship leader(s),” he was heavily criticized. But did the evangelical community kiss and make up too quickly?Read More